Blue Pullman Train Set (Tri-ang RS52)

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Blue Pullman Train Set (Tri-ang RS52)

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An immaculate boxed Blue Pullman Train Set, made by Tri-ang Railways (Rovex Scale Models Limited), 1964.

1963: Locomotive units

1963: catalogue content for models of just the train's end power units, with or without motors, R.555 and R556, no intermediate cars or sets scheduled at this point, "Available Autumn 1963"

1964: Tri-ang Railways catalogue entry and Tri-ang Magazine

1964: RS.52 Blue Pullman Train Set
1964: R.426 Blue Pullman Parlour Car, also available separately
1965: "The Midland Pullman", Promotional tie-in article in Tri-ang Magazine

1964 catalogue description:

RS.52 Blue Pullman Train Set. Consists of : R.555 Diesel Motor Car, R.426 Pullman Parlour Car, R.556 Pullman Motor Car – non-powered, 4 × R.481 Straights, 8 × R.483 Double Curves, R.487 Power Connecting Clip, and R.488 Uncoupling Ramp. Track forms an oval layout 46" × 32" (117 × 81 cms.). 97/6

1965 description, Tri-ang Magazine

The Midland Pullman

The name Pullman has for many years been associated with luxury, comfort and efficiency and this elegant train, in its blue livery trimmed with white, sets an even higher standard.

These trains have been developed by Metropolitan-Cammell, the British Transport Commission, the Pullman Car Company and the London Midland Region of British Rail.

Airline type seats together with double-glazed windows produce a wonderfully snug and pleasing effect. Between the sheets of glass are small adjustable venetian blinds. These are controlled by the passengers by means of small winders. Press buttons are also fitted below each window to enable passengers to call the attendant.

A loudspeaker system is also installed which is wired to a control centre from where the Conductor announces information to the passengers.

The atmosphere inside the train is always clean, comfortable and completely draughtless: The heat insulation of each car is so designed as to eliminate external noise.

Refrigeration and heating are thermostatically controlled and power for this facility is provided by auxiliary generating sets mounted under each car. Length of Motor Car - 66 feet 5½ ins. Maxumum speed - 90 miles per hour

— , Lines Brothers, , Tri-ang Picture Story No.3: The Midland Pullman, , Tri-ang Magazine, , April 1965

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